By Our Reporter
Former prime minister and NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba held a meeting with the Dalai Lama’s prime minister in exile, Lebsang Sangay at a function in Goa, India. Although Deuba has denied about the meeting, it has been confirmed that he had held a 7-minute long meeting with Sangey at the hotel he was staying, according to sources.
Deuba was well aware that the seminar organised by India Foundation — a BJP NGO in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Ajit Dhovel, national security advisor, is all in all – the Dalai Lama was also presenting a video address and his prime minister Lebsang Sangay was attending that seminar. Even after knowing it Deuba had attended the seminar. Such a move is considered against the one China policy of the Nepali Congress. So far, party general secretary Shashank Koirala has remarked that Deuba should not have attended that seminar as it was against the policy of the Nepali Congress.
Deuba is known to be a West–confidante leader. In later days, he has developed relations with the BJP in India. BJP is also considered as a pro-West party in India. By organizing such a programme by the government closed organization, the Indo-West lobby in India has wished to give a clear message that they are together against China. By showing representation of Deuba at the programme, the lobby has become successful to create serious doubts against the Nepali Congress, a partner in the present coalition government.
By doing so this lobby has become successful to give the message that Nepal is a India protected nation. Furthermore, the Indians have played the strategy to stop the possible visit of the Chinese President to Nepal in the future.
Earlier too, on the eve of the visit of the Chinese President, the government here was changed. There were Indian hands in toppling-down of the government led by KP Sharma Oli. Oli had said to Pushpakamal Dahal for waiting until the visit of the Chinese President, but Dahal could not wait till the visit. The Dahal-Deuba alliance was designed by the Indians and the Indians became successful to postpone the visit of the Chinese President to this country on the way to his visit to Goa to attend the BRICS Summit.
Be that as it may, it is very serious event as the supreme leader of a coalition partner in the government met the person by violating the standing policy of the Nepal government.